Thursday, 7 September 2017

Lost in the Lake by A.J. Waines @AJWaines #Review

She came at first for answers…now she’s back for you

Amateur viola player Rosie Chandler is the sole survivor of a crash which sends members of a string quartet plunging into a lake. Convinced the ‘accident’ was deliberate, but unable to recall what happened, she is determined to recover her lost memories and seeks out clinical psychologist, Dr Samantha Willerby.

But Rosie is hiding something…

Sam is immediately drawn to the tragic Rosie and as she helps her piece the fragments together, the police find disturbing new evidence which raises further questions. Why is Rosie so desperate to recover her worthless viola? And what happened to the violin lost in the crash, worth over £2m?

When Rosie insists they return to the lake to relive the fatal incident, the truth about Rosie finally creeps up on Sam – but by now, she’s seriously out of her depth…

A stand alone novel (and the second book in the Dr Samantha Willerby series), Lost in the Lake is a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat Psychological Thriller that will leave you glancing over your shoulder.

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Even though this is the second book in the Dr Samantha Willerby Series it easily passes as a standalone story. I haven't read book one but there are parts that explain some of the events of the first book and this just helps to add to Samantha's character. I felt like Samantha's character was pretty well developed making it just that bit easier to be pulled into her story. Once I picked up this book I found that an hour had passed and I hadn't even realised. It's a story that will have you wondering what will happen next and because of this I found I didn't want to put the book down.

Rosie is an intriguing character and I loved Sam and Rosie's first meeting it was almost like a cat and mouse game as they each tried to figure the other out. I found Rosie's character very intriguing there is something almost innocent about her and the way she talks so matter of fact. However there is also something else there especially as it is clear she is hiding something but what is it? The story is character driven and they are two fantastic characters in their very own different ways but it certainly makes for a compelling read. The psychology side really interested me and it was written in a way that made me take in all the information and enjoy the subject. Memory loss is such an intriguing subject and it was woven into the story brilliantly.

There is an underlying tension throughout and it really managed to grab hold of me. I thought the dual perspective really added to this with a twisty and almost chilling atmosphere of not really knowing which way the plot would go next.

There are shocks and tension throughout!

With thanks to A.J. Waines for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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